"I've been single most of my life for that reason," she said.Elizabeth Barrett, who created the site with a partner in Denver, Colo., said she observed from her work with people with mental illness that those in strong relationships are more likely to thrive. "They tend to stay out of the hospital." Couples in which both partners struggle with mental illness can share their experiences and help keep each other out of trouble.I know because I've been the mentally ill one in a relationship, and I've also been the healthy one dating someone who's mentally ill.When you're trapped in the throes of a mental illness, you tend to be unstable and erratic, and when you're in that state, it usually leads to a lot of fighting, drama and stress - which of course can be very exhausting and taxing to deal with.Young adults of every ability level have the desire to love and be loved, to make friends, and seek companionship.
When the study was published, numerous people tweeted or Facebook messaged me the results, and expressed their disappointment and disgust about the stigma surrounding mental illness. To not do so in this particular situation would be to stigmatise her - i.e.My position in such an instance would be this: if I really liked the girl, then I would still keep dating her.This is because, as I qualified above, she's doing the right things to try and get better - which means that she'd be taking medication, committing herself to therapy, reading self-help books, eating well, sleeping well and exercising frequently.Lynne had someone to spend Christmas and New Year's with this year. "It's been a long time since I've been with anybody for the holidays," the 50-year-old Albuquerque native said recently."That was different." Many people find dating stressful.